I've seen A Place to Bury Strangers three or four times now. They are the only band in recent history for whom wearing earplugs is an absolute necessity. I'm aware that, as a music journalist, I get exposed to way more decibels than is healthy for the enduring health of my ears.
However, APTBS is fucking loud. As in, "I think they may be doing damage to my nervous system" loud. Thus, if you want to be able to hear something other than thirty seconds of guitar, followed by a three days of persistent buzzing in your ears, wear earplugs for this show at the Bottleneck on Saturday, April 10. Plus, you'll be able to actually make out the crazy dissonant rock stylings of the former Smell denizens.